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When we talk about security, we are focusing on three aspects: People, investments, and assets. The security of people includes people working in a particular territory or district, working at a particular location for a particular employer, and also people travelling from other locations to live and work in a certain locality for a certain reason.  

The BNP is an important stake-holder in Bangladeshi politics. The party was formed in 1978, but its founder, the late General Ziaur Rahman, who had ruled the country from 1976 until his murder in the 1981 military coup.


A recent research study “Bangladesh: Looking Beyond Garments” conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revealed that the positive economic turnaround in Bangladesh is largely due the rising presence of women in the workplace.

They say that all Bangladeshis are separated by a maximum of two degrees of separation. On July 1, this reality was tragically proven true. Holey Artisan Bakery is the kind of place where expats can cure homesickness by indulging in a range of epicurean delights, while locals (especially kids) can grab themselves a treat before fasting hours began.

But even with a handful of dodgy counterfeiters behind bars, the overall problem remains daunting. Obviously, both short term and long term measures will need to be taken.

Former child laborer Nazma Akter knew she would dedicate her life to improving workers' rights when she joined her first protest outside a garment factory in Bangladesh when still a teenager several decades ago.  

Bangladeshi youth’s lack of access to relevant, high-quality skills training has resulted in a critical shortfall of skilled workers. Of the 60 million workers in the domestic labour market, only 1% them have completed some vocational skills training.


The Bangladesh indigenous peoples’ painful history of being excluded, exploited, and discriminated against are reflected in their present situation. They belong to the fringes, as marginalised and vulnerable people in the country. Their traditional knowledge, cultural diversity, and sustainable ways of life make a unique contribution to the common heritage of our country.

A group of girls used to walk up and down the beaches of south-west Bangladesh selling snacks to tourists. They trod the sands for hours every day offering crisps and eggs to anyone who looked willing to buy them so they could support their families.  

Climate change is the most daunting environmental issue of our time. It has instigated a wide range of challenges for countries, and many of us are already confronting the adverse impacts of it.


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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

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